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Non-Profits Hope for Support With Give STL
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), April 14, 2017 - Give STL Day, Thursday, May 11, is an online day of giving where nonprofits like ours will be reaching out to supporters like you, to share our mission and raise funds. Give STL Day generated a total of $2.15 million for more than 900 nonprofits in 2016, despite the technological challenges.

This year, with your help we are committed to make Give STL Day even more successful.

Everyone can be a philanthropist. On May 11, we're asking every person in the St. Louis area to get behind this effort and give. Large and small gifts will combine for big impact - It's time to think big. All the funds raised will benefit participating nonprofits right here in our hometown.

Local investment, effective solutions. The St. Louis Community Foundation is spearheading Give STL Day and all funds raised will benefit known and trusted local nonprofits.

A virtual event with a personal touch. The Give STL Day website will make giving easy, safe and fun. By visiting givestlday.org on May 11, you can designate gifts to the organization(s) of your choice that are doing essential work in our community. At the same time, you can help us earn matching funds and prize dollars.


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Kiener Plaza has undergone a one year renovation as part of the $380 million CityArchRiver project. Images courtesy CityArchRiverFoundation
New Kiener Plaza to Open in May
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), April 14, 2017 - The new Kiener Plaza will reopen to visitors with a ribbon cutting at noon on Friday, May 19, and a community celebration on Saturday, May 20, from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Kiener Plaza has undergone a one year renovation as part of the $380 million CityArchRiver project and is a partnership between Great Rivers Greenway, CityArchRiver Foundation and the City of St. Louis.

Some of the features in the new Kiener Plaza include:

  • More than 140 new trees and a shade garden so people can enjoy a relaxing park setting during their workday or visit
  • The Courthouse Lawn - which can hold more than 2,000 people for concerts and events
  • A playground for children of all ages
  • An interactive water feature (often known as a splash pad)
  • The iconic Runner Statue, which will return to its home at the center of Kiener Plaza with a new fountain and LED lighting
  • Lots of seating, tables and benches for people to enjoy the fresh air, eat a meal or hold an event
  • Improved pedestrian connections and street parking for easy access to the park
  • Improved lighting across the park
The $23.7 million Kiener Plaza project is funded privately through the CityArchRiver Foundation and with Proposition P funding overseen by Great Rivers Greenway.

On May 19, project leaders and dignitaries will cut the ribbon at Kiener Plaza at noon. The community is invited to come enjoy live music and food trucks during lunchtime for the opening of the park.

On May 20, CityArchRiver Foundation will host a free community celebration in Kiener Plaza that will include live music by Acoustik Element, Boderline, Phi, and Javier Mendoza with Hobo Cane, food and drink vendors, kids' activities, appearances by Fredbird and Team Fredbird, and much more. The Kiener Plaza Opening Celebration will take place just prior to the St. Louis Cardinals home game against the San Francisco Giants at 6:15 p.m. and is a family and pet friendly event. For more details like parking and directions, visit www.cityarchriver.org/kiener.


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